Helene Sorensen - Tick Tock

Art installation with garden (2009).

 

This moveable and edible installation by artist collaboration Sorensen & Byrne was commissioned as part of the Mayor’s Thames Festival 2009 Feast on the Bridge programme on Southwark Bridge. The artists recreated a garden in a redundant rowing boat.

 

The tiny space was planted up with a bonanza of lovely fresh fruit and vegetables from the Kentish countryside including hop plants and an apple tree.

 

Suspended from a bold A-frame structure and operating like a pendulum the work was broadly grounded in the history of the area and lent shape to what the artists think cities of the future may look like.